This space inside the coal trough is NOT available, scale model, surveillance camera, monitor, rope and pulley system, 2011.

Installed as Part of SITE92, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, New York.

Taken from the elevation diagram of the Smack Melon space, the phrase This space inside the coal trough is NOT available made me want to look closer at it.

A scale model of the coal trough from the outside of the building holds a miniature camera.  The camera is connected to a small monitor on a shelf that shows an image of what the camera sees.  The piece is mounted to rope and pulley system that the viewer can use to raise the camera to the level of the coal trough to see the structure that is not visible from the ground level, as well as other aerial views of the space.